This is Kathern at age 17 when she lived across the Rainy River in Baudette orSpooner. She was employed in the stave mill and this she claims is the way they dressed.But the hat!! All the photos I have has her wearing some type of large hat. The picture below
shows her actually in the mill yard with an armload of staves. Staves are the odd shaped pieces of wood that are bent and shaped to make a wooden Barrel. These barrels were used to store flour and meat amount other things. I believe the wood used was poplar. I thought this was Gertie Langstaff, but Gertie Gunderson, who knew both, assured me that it was indeed Kathern. Possibly the glases are some early safety device. The camer used here obviously was an amateur one and the picture above was done by a professional photographer. Below is a picture of her future husband
young Jack Langstaff also piling staves with Joe Gauthier and an unknown older man.